Rusty Patch Bumble Bee Full Garden – Full Sun


Create a 100 square foot Rusty Patch Bumble Bee pollinator garden!

(Kit details below)

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MNL has partnered with the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources and the Lawns to Legumes program to design pollinator gardens to help create habitat for the endangered Rusty Patch Bumble Bee.  Our Rusty Patch Bumble Bee Gardens are available in Full Sun, Part Shade, and Rain Garden options.   Larger than our regular kits, all Rusty Patch Bumble Bee Full Gardens come with six plants of 12 different species for a total of 72 native perennials!  We suggest planting these kits in a 100 square foot area.  

This garden is for full sun areas within a yard and is a perfect fit for the Native Pocket Plantings in the Lawns to Legumes program. We designed this collection to have multiple flowering species in all of the bloom seasons and to contain flowers that are of high priority and super foods for the Rusty Patch Bumble Bee.

Species information:

Wild Lupine (Lupinus perennis)  –  Height: 12-24″  Moisture: dry  Light: full sun, part shade  Bloom: purple, Spring

Prairie Smoke (Geum triflorum)  –  Height: 6-12″  Moisture: dry  Light: full sun Bloom: pink, Spring

Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa)  –  Height: 24-36″  Moisture: dry to moist  Light: full sun  Bloom: orange, Summer

Purple Prairie Clover (Dalea purpurea)  –  Height: 24-36″  Moisture: dry to moist  Light: full sun  Bloom: purple, Summer

Meadow Blazing Star (Liatris ligulistylis)  –  Height: 36-48″  Moisture: dry to moist  Light: full sun, part shade  Bloom: purple, Summer

Pale Purple Coneflower (Echinacea pallida)  –  Height: 24-36″  Moisture: dry to moist  Light: full sun  Bloom: purple, Spring to Summer

Smooth Penstemon (Penstemon digitalis)  –  Height: 24-36″  Moisture: dry to moist  Light: full sun, part shade  Bloom: white, Spring to Summer

Showy Goldenrod (Solidago speciosa)  –  Height: 36-48″  Moisture: dry to moist  Light: full sun, part shade  Bloom: yellow, Fall

Gray Goldenrod (Solidago nemoralis)  –  Height: 12-24″  Moisture: dry  Light: full sun  Bloom:  yellow, Fall

Sky Blue Aster (Symphyotrichum oolentangiense)  –  Height: 24-36″  Moisture: dry to moist  Light: full sun, part shade  Bloom:  lavender, Fall

Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)  –  Height: 24-36″  Moisture: dry to moist  Light: full sun, part shade  Bloom: brown, Summer to Fall

Prairie Dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis)  –  Height: 24-36″  Moisture: dry  Light: full sun  Bloom: tan, Summer to Fall